By Sherilyn Pang
SHAH ALAM, Jan 26 — The Selangor government assists merchants or small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the state by identifying them through the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) data, says state executive councillor for industry and commerce Dato’ Teng Chang Khim.
“Whether the merchants are from Selangor or not can be identified from their business registration with the SSM,” he explained.
Teng was answering a question posed by the media during the virtual launch of the Selangor e-Bazar Chinese New Year (CNY) campaign today on whether other merchants or SMEs besides those from Selangor will benefit from the campaign.
“Because the funds are from the Selangor government, it will therefore benefit the state SMEs only.
“If it was from the Federal fund, then all sellers throughout Malaysia will be able to benefit from it. However, by helping the Selangor merchants, it will help others as well,” he said, adding those that are interested can sign up for the campaign through both Lazada and Shopee.
The Selangor government has targeted the transition of over 25,000 SMEs onto the digital platform via the Selangor e-Bazar CNY campaign this year.
The event which runs from February 1 until March 7 on Lazada and Shopee online shopping platforms is aimed at encouraging buyers to spend online following the allocation of RM2 million by the Selangor government in the form of discount vouchers.
Last year, the Selangor e-Bazar 11.11 Mega Sales campaign generated RM1.04 billion for the Selangor economy.
The Mega Sales which also saw the injection of RM2 million in the form of vouchers for consumers to spend on both the online shopping platforms took place from October 26 to December 15, 2020, and was part of the Selangor Economic Recovery Plan to assist SMEs impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.